A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 19, 2017
“What is the difference between a crazy rabbit and a counterfeit banknote?” (riddle)

A money riddle is:

Q: What is the difference between a crazy rabbit and a counterfeit banknote?
A: One is a mad bunny and the other is bad money.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 1936. The “mad bunny” answer has meant that it is frequently included with other Easter bunny jokes.


29 November 1936, The Times (Shreveport, LA), “Riddles,” Magazine, pg. 7, col. 3:
One is bad money and the other is mad bunny.
(From the November 22 newspaper: “What is the difference between a counterfeit ten-dollar bill and a crazy rabbit?”—ed.)

Google Books
Encyclopedia of Puzzles and Pastimes
By Clark Kinnaird
New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap
1946
Pg. 373:
What is the difference between a crazy hare and a counterfeit coin?
A. One is a mad bunny and the other is bad money.

17 December 1968, San Diego (CA) Union, “Fun Time—The Riddle Box,” pg. B-10, col. 2:
What’s the difference between a crazy rabbit and counterfeit money?
One is a mad bunny; the other is bad money.

7 November 1973, Austin (TX) American-Statesman, “Fun Time—The Riddle Box” by A. Leokum, pg. A33, cols. 5-6:
What is the difference between a crazy hare and a counterfeit bill?
One is a mad bunny and the other is bad money.

Google Books
Biggest Riddle Book in the World
By Joseph Rosenbloom
Illustrated by Joyce Behr
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1976
Pg. 214:
What is the difference between a counterfeit dollar and a crazy rabbit?
One is bad money, the other is a mad bunny.

1 April 1987, Newsday (Long Island, NY), “Smiles,” Kidsday, pg. A24, col. 2:
What’s the difference between a fake dollar and a crazy rabbit?
One is bad money and the other is a mad bunny.
-- Mike Cole, Ridge

Southern Maryland Online
101 Easter jokes
jazz lady
04-08-2004, 01:40 PM #1
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Q. What is the difference between a crazy bunny and a counterfeit banknote?
A. One is bad money and the other is a mad bunny!

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What is the difference between a crazy bunny and a counterfeit banknote? One is bad money and the other is a mad bunny!
7:52 PM - 11 Apr 2009

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What’s the difference between a counterfeit dollar bill and a crazy rabbit?One is bad money, the other is a mad bunny!
11:48 PM - 11 Apr 2009

Google Books
Riddles, Riddles, Riddles: Enigmas and Anagrams, Puns and Puzzles, Quizzes & Conundrums!
By Joseph Leeming
Illustrated by Shane Miller
Mineola, NY: Dover Publications
2014
Pg. 81:
What is the difference between a crazy hare and a counterfiet coin?
One is a mad bunny, and the other is bad money

My Town Tutors
Top Easter Jokes: Top Easter Jokes for Teachers
Posted on March 24, 2015
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5. What is the difference between a crazy bunny and a counterfeit banknote? ….One is bad money and the other is a mad bunny!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Sunday, March 19, 2017 • Permalink